It’s Wednesday again and I’m back on the Seven Hills Crafts blog with some watercolour inspiration. When I saw that Avery Elle had released this Floating Wishes set, I immediately thought of watercolour and metallics!

I started with an A2 watercolour cardstock panel die cut with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle. I arranged the celebrate sentiment and balloon from theย Floating Wishes set to the right hand side, stamping it with some Versamark ink and silver heat embossing. I also used a couple of stars from some of the new Christmas sets to balance out the white space. Once cool,ย I taped the panel to a board and let a wash of clean water soak into the paper for a minute before dabbing on some purple and pinks from my Kuretaki Gansai Tambi watercolour paints. I built up the colour in layers, avoiding the centre of the balloon and stars. I also splattered on some paint spatters with a paintbrush.

Once the background was dry, I used my metallic Kuretaki Gansai Tambi watercolour paints in silver to highlight the balloon and stars. A few splatters of the silver over the background helped to pull the metallic in across the panel.

A simple card design that is fun to create and customise in any colour. I created another card using the ‘thank you’ sentiment with some turquoise blues!